Our Calling and Our Promise

Providence St. Joseph Health Southern California (PSJH) serves communities from the High Desert south through Los Angeles and to the Orange County coast. This vast region includes 13 of our hospitals with vibrant and diverse histories, some dating back more than a century and all dedicated to a shared tradition of compassionate service to those most in need.

Together with community-focused organizations and innovative partners, PSJH Southern California reaches beyond our hospital walls to ensure care for all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Community benefit investments are an important way we partner to create healthier communities, together.

In 2017, PSJH Southern California invested more than $536 million in community benefit, with more than half of that to cover the costs of unfunded government-sponsored health care because we are committed to serving all who come to us for care. Working with partners, we created a Community Health Needs Assessment to identify the greatest unmet needs across this region. The results have guided us in creating a wide range of programs and services, including:

  • Aid in applying for Medi-Cal and Covered California to improve access to health care
  • Prevention and education programs to help those at risk of or suffering with chronic conditions
  • Access to CalFresh to help cover the costs of groceries for low-income residents
  • Care for those who are homeless
  • Access to affordable primary care for patients treated in our Emergency Departments

Here are just a few of the inspiring ways our investments are working in our communities:

  • Primary care is essential to guard against serious health issues. Yet so many Southern Californians aren’t aware help is available to cover health care costs. We have helped thousands of uninsured residents apply for Medi-Cal and for Covered California, insurance coverage available under the Affordable Care Act. Many of our hospitals also provide significant support for medical, dental and mental health care for the uninsured and under-insured.

  • In Orange County, our hospitals have addressed mental health needs of the underserved by jointly funding a bilingual and bicultural psychiatrist to provide care to the uninsured at affiliated clinics and family resource centers. 

  • Southern California has a growing number of people who are homeless and we are privileged to serve their health care needs. In Los Angeles County, we provide resources and assistance for continued care and partner with organizations to meet the needs of this most vulnerable population. Access to Care links these patients to primary care. Some of our ministries have advocates working in the emergency departments to help ensure follow-up care and services.

We invite you to learn more about how we are working to fulfill these needs and keep people healthy in our latest news. It is our privilege to serve people throughout Providence St. Joseph Health Southern California.